From the Puerh TTB+ box..
I had a really hard time finding any info about this tea. The label just says “1999 Mengku – Berylleb”. I THINK this is the same one, but I’m not sure -https://www.kingteamall.com/product/1999-shuangjiang-mengku-bianxiaozhuan-brick-250g-china-yunnan-chinese-organic-puer-puerh-raw-tea-sheng-cha/
Apparently the guy “berylleb” goes by different things on ebay vs. his storefront. I found like 3 different names for him. I’m so very confused. Also, I thought “berylleb” would spell something different when it’s spelled backwards but NOPE. Now I wanna go find out how this guy got his name. Speaking of backwards words, did you know there is NO word for a word that is spelled backwards. Even Oxford Dictionary says there’s not (https://en.oxforddictionaries.com/explore/what-is-the-term-for-a-word-which-is-another-word-spelled-backwards). I mean.. I guess semi-palindrome will have to do.
Anyway onto this tea. Yeahhhh I’m not feeling it. It’s way too bitter even with flash steeps and lower temps. The leaves are pretty miniscule and broken up which probably isn’t helping. I was looking forward to trying an older sheng but this is NOT it. It probably didn’t help I couldn’t find much about this tea in the first place. Ahh well. Sorry Mengku, it was not meant to be.